Around the Web

June 15, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • New blurb for Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn has been posted. It will be out next month.

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration tickets are going fast with VIP, 5 day adult and child tickets, and Saturday tickets all sold out. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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Podcasts in Review

June 14, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Fair warning, I’m no longer avoiding Solo spoilers in the review descriptions.

Blast Points Podcast: Bonus Points Episode – Solo Listener Reviews is dedicated to listener voicemails weighing on Solo. If you want to know what the people think, then this one is for you.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Bonus Episode – Interview With the Solo Premiere’s L3-37, Darren Moser covers Darren’s experience cosplaying at the the Solo premier, making the costume, meeting the actors and ILM members, how she’s different from K2-SO, and his thoughts on L3 in Solo. Plus some listener feedback.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

The Origin of the Life Debt

June 13, 2018 at 12:09 am | Posted in Ewok Corner, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment

With the Solo movie, a lot of people have been talking about the life debt between Chewbacca and Han. Many of us expected to see that moment in the film, but it didn’t happen, at least not explicitly. We certainly see Han and Chewbacca saving each others lives, but there’s never any mention of a life debt. Some people are even wondering if the life debt is being written out of canon, but there’s also the question of where did this whole idea come from in the first place? Now that’s the kind of question that get’s a die hard Star Wars fan thinking. Where did that idea come from? Continue Reading The Origin of the Life Debt…

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #49’

June 13, 2018 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

The Rebels save the Mon Cala from destruction in Star Wars #49, but how long will their luck hold? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘The Last Jedi #3’

June 13, 2018 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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The Last Jedi #3 doesn’t offer much new, and the artwork is almost on par with a newspaper comic strip, but for what it’s worth, here’s our review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #17’ and ‘Thrawn #5’

June 13, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases. Also note that the IDW Star Wars Adventures #11 solicited last week will be out in stores today.

Darth Vader #17

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli and Elia Bonetti
Variant Cover: Rod Reis

As the remnants of the Mon Cala resistance crumble into the seas, Vader and his Inquisitors finally confront the Jedi survivor at its core. The seas will weep…

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #17’ and ‘Thrawn #5’…

Databurst From the 501st

June 13, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from June 13 to 19th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

June 13

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in St. Louis, MO for Star Wars Night with the Cardinals at Busch Stadium from 4:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Durham, NC for Go For Launch! Durham Awards at Durham Armory from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • New England Garrison will be in Providence, RI for Books are Wings Party at the East Providence Public Library from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the My Saga – A Star Wars Documentary world premier.

June 15

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charlotte, NC for Heroescon at the Charlotte Convention Center from June 15 to 17th.
  • Connecticut Garrison will be in Newtown, CT for a TV appearance on In Good Company with Ron Dukenski.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Tyson’s Corner, VA for All Star Comic Con at Sheraton Tyson’s Hotel from June 15 to 17th.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for Eastgate Neighborhood Ice Cream Social.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Tysons, VA for All Star Comic Con at Tyson’s Corner from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Polish Garrison will be in Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki for Cytadela from June 15 to 17th.
  • Star Garrison will be in Fort Worth, TX for Concerts in the Garden from June 15 to 17th.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

Book Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story: The Official Guide’ by Pablo Hidalgo

June 12, 2018 at 12:04 am | Posted in Books, DK, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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DK Books continues their non-fiction fiction books with Solo: A Star Wars Story: The Official Guide which includes lots of pictures and information on the movie. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story’ by Phil Szostak

June 12, 2018 at 12:02 am | Posted in Abrams, Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here’s another must have Star Wars book for your library, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Abrams keeps this one on par with the rest. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

June 8, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, Trailer, Video Games | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration tickets are on sale and some are selling out (VIP is sold out, 5 day tickets are sold out). However, since Thursday is a preview day only (no stage programming) you might be better off with a four day stay anyway. Hotels are going fast through the official website, but you might have some luck trying the hotel sites directly.

  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • All*Star Comic Con is June 15 to 17 in Tysons Corner, VA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, John Jackson Miller, and Brian Muir.
  • Westercon is July 4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Dragon Con is August 30 to September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • FanX is September 6 to 8 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Paul Reubens, and Brent Spiner.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

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